What started as a way to commemorate how far Sydnie and Bailey Haag had come as a couple — they went to prom together in high school and now they’re married — has now turned into a viral sensation.
Recent newlywed, Sydnie Haag had no idea that her photo-sharing would spark so much commentary, much less prompt other couples to follow suit, but sometimes the internet has a way of surprising us.
“I was looking back at old photos and thinking how different my husband looked and how young we looked,” Haag told “Good Morning America.” “I posted it on Twitter and didn’t think much of it.”
This is the sweet tweet that started it all:
Prom vs. Wedding ðâ¨ pic.twitter.com/xXGj0vLjCi
— Sydnie Haag (@blasiansyd) July 9, 2019
Not long after the tweet was posted, the social media notifications came rolling in. Over 500,000 people have liked the tweet and over 80,000 people have joined in on the conversation this photo started.
In fact, some comments even had Haag posting additional wedding pictures to prove that the two were happy about their wedding experience:
Since y’all think we aren’t happy or didn’t smile our ENTIRE WEDDING DAY bc of ONE pic ð pic.twitter.com/Rvd8MOR6Ey
— Sydnie Haag (@blasiansyd) July 10, 2019
Other couples who have been together since high school began to share similar photos, and to think that so many couples had their romantic stories begin in high school is pretty incredible.
Twitter user @ShayShayIX was inspired to show the difference between 2013 and 2019:
Prom 2K13 V Wedding 2K19 pic.twitter.com/sB5BlqjIlW
— It’s Mrs (@ShayShayIX) July 10, 2019
These images from Twitter user @b_hardyrenee couldn’t be sweeter:
senior prom – wedding ð¥° pic.twitter.com/74jjlgMDA2
— Brooke Vest (@b_hardyrenee) July 11, 2019
A tweet from @Mirellazoe might just have you crying tears of joy:
Prom vs Wedding ð pic.twitter.com/sSqrxNHGx7
— MF (@Mirellazoe) July 10, 2019
Especially once you learn that the couple is now expecting a baby:
And now we gonna have a baby any day now ððð½♥ï¸ pic.twitter.com/n12FS3kJdU
— MF (@Mirellazoe) July 10, 2019
This one, from @cassidywrap, shows her and her husband as childhood best friends, prom dates, and new parents. Aww.
Childhood besties —> Prom —> Wedding —> Baby ð¤ pic.twitter.com/xuii5JH3sm
— Cassidy Cunningham (@cassidywrap) July 11, 2019
Here’s another such story from @BAILEE_29, whose prom and wedding pictures happened a year or so apart:
Junior prom 2017~ Wedding 2018 ðð» pic.twitter.com/Qb0QmVdr46
— • ðBnBð• (@BAILEE_29) July 10, 2019
Yep, this post has definitely started a great thing. Here’s a response from @gR33DYgENIUS:
— D White (@gR33DYgENiUS) July 10, 2019
Haag told “Good Morning America” she was happy to see that her tweet had started this conversation online.
“It made me feel happy because I’m the type of person that likes looking at pictures and looking at people’s stories,” she said. “It’s nice to see where people started and see where they ended up.”
We couldn’t agree more! And for anyone who enjoys a good old-fashioned happy ending, this isn’t the first time tales of true love shared over social media have overwhelmed us.
Back in 2017, people took to Twitter to tell stories of how their parents met, and the tweets will have you crying happy tears!
That trend started with a simple tweet from Twitter user @Nicole_Cliffe asking, “How did your parents meet?”
Twitter user @baddestmamajama had a great response:
My dad got on the wrong bus and saw my mom, proceeded to keep taking the wrong bus for months to work up the courage to talk to her.
— Jessica Ellis (@baddestmamajama) October 17, 2017
Or how about this quick story, from @nicole_soojung, in which her response is everything:
introduced by mutual friends at a bar; Dad was the designated driver; joked that he'd only drive my mom if he got her number, omg Dad
— Nicole Chung (@nicole_soojung) October 17, 2017
This one from @elanpin is pretty amusing:
They went to the same high school & when my dad fell asleep in the lounge my mom and her friend would try to throw m&m’s into his open mouth
— king husband (@elanpin) October 17, 2017
And these wonderful stories are just a few out of thousands!
What can we say? People on the internet love love, including us. Bring on more romantic origin stories!